Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CHALLENGES

"I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13

EL CAPITAN  -  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
We face challenges from the day we are born until the day we die.  From learning to tie our shoelaces, to getting back on our feet after a divorce, to getting the news of a difficult health diagnosis... we are not defined by the easy, carefree days, but it's in our challenging times and how we deal with them that makes us who we are.  

For Lisa, she was inspired when thinking of her difficult times and overcoming the challenges that she has had to face in her life, knowing that she and God worked together to accomplish the unimaginable outcomes.  Resulting in gaining a peace that can only come from God.  For her, even a game of tennis that is challenging and competitive, helps drive her to be the best she can be!

I see photo's of El Capitan at Yosemite NP and wonder how in the world someone could climb the face of that granite monolith.   It seems insurmountable.  Life can be like that too...  problems arise that seem to be impossible... we say "how will we ever get through this, over this, around this?"  But with God by our side, we can!  
Always!    
Sometimes the way is straight forward, climb up the face of your "challenging situation."  Sometimes we take the meandering trail and eventually get to the other side.   Sometimes we just fall apart, and Christ will carry us the whole way.   Each challenge will bring its own direction, but it makes no difference, the result is the same, and we can rest assured that Christ will give us the strength to get through whatever comes our way.

We're all in uncharted territory right now, and we can't even imagine the challenges that will come our way in the near future or what those "unimaginable outcomes" might be.  We are definitely well out of our comfort zone and it can be overwhelming, but if we break it down, day by day or even minute by minute, we will come out on the other side stronger, more resilient with a new perspective for life going forward.  

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If you're looking for something inspiring (scary and crazy insane) to watch during your time at home, check out 
"Free Solo" about Alex Honnold, the first to climb El Capitan  without a net... talk about uncharted territory!

this is the link to the trailer....the documentary is available on Amazon Prime and Hulu

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